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Forum Name: Antidepressants

Question: b complex supplement and prozac


 jpacklee - Wed Jul 21, 2010 12:23 pm

I have been taking prozac for about 5 yrs. I have heard that adding anb complex supplement can help the prozac work better, is this true. and n should I try it.
 Faye Lang, RN, MSW - Wed Jul 21, 2010 2:49 pm

Hello, jpacklee,

B vitamins, particularly biotin (or "vitamin H"), are thought to help stabilize neurohormones such as serotonin in the brain, and may have some positive effect on symptoms of depression. B vitamins can be stimulating, however, and Prozac is also known to be stimulating. Although B vitamins are available without a prescription, as with any over the counter medication there can be negative interactions with prescribed medications. The best idea is to talk with your doctor about the advisability of taking the vitamins before starting such a program.

Good luck to you!

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